President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris said the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial can be a moment of "significant change" for the U.S., even as work remains on reforming the nation's law-enforcement system and confronting racism.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill and advocates who want to overhaul the nation's policing laws held a series of meetings Thursday searching for legislation that can pass both chambers of Congress, the day after President Joe Biden highlighted the demand for policing reform in his prime-time address.
Changing a little-noticed legal rule that prevents local police departments from being sued in many cases would represent an even bigger improvement than limiting officers' qualified immunity.
President Joe Biden is seeking to lead Democrats in a sweeping overhaul of the criminal justice system following a series of high-profile incidents in which black Americans have been killed by police, answering public cries for justice but also potentially endangering his party’s hard-won image for being tough on crime.
"I think one of the lessons that people will learn over time is that there's no question there needs to be police," former President George W. Bush said during a recent podcast interview.
Shortly after a Minneapolis jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, President Biden called on Congress to enact police reform to prevent any such killings in the future. “This can be a moment of significant change,” he said. Biden urged the Senate to pass [
President Biden on Wednesday urged Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, highlighting not only one of the marquee issues that he campaigned on, but a topic that has been at the forefront of national discussion since last year.
Hundreds of mourners filled a Minneapolis church for the funeral of Daunte Wright after the 20-year-old was killed two weeks ago by a police officer who said she mistook her gun for a Taser. The funeral came two days after the city's streets were filed by people celebrating the conviction of a former police officer for murdering George Floyd. Civil rights leader Al Sharpton was among those who delivered a eulogy and called for police reform. 'The time has come for police to understand they're...
By law, Washington police must stop excessive force wherever they see it, but a bill passed by the state legislature would make that law a workplace policy.
Advocates are seeking funding for more mobile crisis units to respond to behavioral health situations and for lawmakers to make early contact with the communities they serve to get them involved on the front end of programs and legislation.
Authorities have not yet identified the 911 caller who alerted police that someone was "trying to stab us" before the fatal officer-involved shooting of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant, but the recording raises new questions about the lead up to the incident that could "change everything," Fox Nation host Nancy Grace said Thursday.
Former New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton discusses why the guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin will be a “seminal moment” in American policing.